Retaining Engineers Through Research Entrepreneurship and Advanced-materials Training (RETREAT)

Program Announcement

The High Performance Materials Institute (HPMI) is now accepting applications from undergraduates in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines for the NSF REU Summer RETREAT. The 10-week RETREAT program offers a stipend of $5,600 for each participant, plus travel allowances, lodging, and a modest amount for meals. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with leading experts and be trained on the utilization, manufacture, and characterization of multiscale and multifunctional advanced composites. They will also learn how to successfully commercialize technological innovations by participating in seminars on entrepreneurship and an EngiPreneur Competition (an entrepreneurship-based student project competition) to be coordinated by experts from the Jim Moran Institute for Global entrepreneurship of the Florida State University.

This program will be held at FSU's Material Research Building, a new 45,000 sq. ft. facility, which is the home of HPMI.

  • US citizenship or permanent residency required
  • Selection will be based on academic performance and faculty recommendation
  • Women and underrepresented minority students are encouraged to apply
  • Tentative dates: May 29th - August 4th, 2017

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